Argentina got its first victory

LIMA, Peru, September 6, 2018 - Argentina won in the first duel of the II edition of the Final Four U20 over Dominican Republic with a score of 3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-16) at Manuel Bonilla Coliseum Miraflores located in the Peruvian capital.

The opposite of Argentina, Melisa Corzo was the top scorer of the match with 18 points, 15 attacks, 2 blocks and 1 service; also contributed the attacker Candela Salinas with 10 units. For Dominica Republic the top attackers were Natalia Martinez and Erika Ascencio with 11 points each.

Argentina conquered its first five points with dominion in the foundation of the attack (40-30), the blockade was more even (6-5); However, Dominican took a minimum advantage in service (6-8). The albiceleste team won by reducing their unforced errors to 16, while their opponent recorded 23.

The Dominican Republic will battle to recover from today's defeat when it faces the Cuban national team on Friday 7. On the other hand Argentina will face the host team, Peru.

The captain of Argentina, María Victoria Mayer: "Our goal is in the World Championship qualifier that will be played in October and we have come to see what level we are in. We know that this will be a very tough tournament, the Dominican Republic comes second after the World Championship but t oday we knew how to take advantage of their mistakes and with a lot of concentration to follow the work plan of our coach until we got the win. "

Dominican captain, Natalia Martínez: "After qualifying for the World Championship where we were in second place, we stopped training because several of us went to work with the U23 category, today we did not fit in as a group, we had to define and take advantage when we had the advantage, But this is a short tournament and tomorrow we have to play together, do a better job and get the victory."